Student Health Services at The New School

Our mission at The New School Student Health Services (SHS) is to
promote health and well-being among the student community. To
address the needs of our students we offer:
• Medical and Counseling Services
• Wellness and Health Promotion
• Student Health Insurance Plan

MEDICAL SERVICES
Medical Services provides treatment for illnesses, injuries, routine health
care needs, and medical advice. If you need medical attention, please call
the Triage Nurse for an assessment. Appointments are made accordingly.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency do not hesitate to call 911
or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.

MEDICAL SERVICES OFFERS:
• Primary care and treatment for acute illness and injury
• Men’s health care
• Gynecological consultation and treatment
• Birth Control and Emergency Contraception
• Prescriptions and medications
• Nutrition counseling
• HIV testing and testing for sexually transmitted infections
• Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) against HIV
• Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) against HIV
• Prevention and health education
• Opioid overdose prevention medication – Naloxone

IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM
Students attending a university in New York State are required to have
two Measles, one Mumps and one Rubella (German Measles) vaccination,
and provide a Meningitis response before attending classes. Students can
download the Immunization and Meningitis Form at newschool.edu/student-
health-services/immunizations/.
A doctor or nurse can either document the above immunizations, draw
blood for titers- adequate serum antibodies for Measles, Mumps and
Rubella, or document a history of having had Measles or Mumps.
Also strongly recommended, but not required, are immunizations against
Hepatitis A and B. Meningococcal (Meningitis) vaccine is strongly recommended
for first year students in residence halls. Flu shots are offered in
the fall for all students. All available vaccines are provided at cost.

COUNSELING SERVICES
Counseling Services provides students with emotional support and
psychological services, psychiatric evaluation and medication treatment
in conjunction with therapy. Students are encouraged to consult with a
counselor regarding any concern or problem.

COUNSELING SERVICES OFFERS:
• Individual therapy (up to 12 individual sessions per academic year)*
• Walk-in hours: 1:45-2:45 pm, Monday-Friday (no appointment necessary)
• Psychiatric consultations
• Crisis Support
• Support groups (see website for current offerings)
• DBT Skills Groups
• Art therapy – group and individual
• BASICS Program – 2 sessions to consult about your alcohol and other drug use
• Psychological testing (low fee)
• Referrals to therapists and other services in New York City
Students in crisis will be seen regardless of session limit
*Due to the volume of students seeking counseling, the following restrictions
apply:

Students who are seen for 12 sessions during the summer semester must
wait until the spring semester before they can be seen for another round of
sessions.
When there is a waiting list, priority will be given to students who have
never been seen before.

BASICS PROGRAM:
For students concerned about their alcohol and substance use, we offer two
free confidential sessions designed to provide education and reduce risk.
Please contact basics@newschool.edu, 347.927.0420, or visit:
harmreductiontraining.com/basics.

STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE
The university offers students a comprehensive health insurance plan that
includes coverage for emergencies, hospitalization, and regular outpatient
visits. The Student Health Insurance Plan provides easy access to health
care services locally, nationally, and globally. All eligible students are automatically
enrolled. You may request, view and print your insurance ID card
anytime at aetnastudenthealth.com.

WAIVERS
Depending on course load and program of study status, students may be
eligible to decline the insurance plan by submitting an Online Waiver Form
by the posted deadline EVERY Fall Semester (or Spring Semester for new
incoming spring students). Students may access the Online Waiver Form by
going to www.universityhealthplans.com (select the “New School” link). To
learn more about the Student Health Insurance Plan and your financial
responsibility if you do not waive the plan, visit newschool.edu/
student-health-services/insurance/.

WELLNESS AND HEALTH PROMOTION
Wellness and Health Promotion (WHP) is the primary prevention branch of
Student Health Services, working collaboratively to foster a culture of
wellness throughout the university. Assistant Directors meet with students
one on-one, run the Peer Health Advocacy program, develop multidisciplinary
partnerships, innovative workshops and provide group-level interactive
programs on a variety of health, wellness, and safety topics including
stress reduction, time management, meditation, biofeedback and mindfulness
practice, auricular acupuncture and acupressure, nutrition, body
positivity, smoking cessation, sexual health, sex positivity, depression, sexual violence, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections and
diseases (STI/STDs), harm reduction, and interpersonal violence.

The New You
Peer health advocates are students who have a passion for health and
well-being. They are trained in health leadership and organizing, and can
create their own wellness project with personalized support, or assist with
recurring events. For more information: wellness@newschool.edu.

Safe Zone Program
The Safe Zone Program is a vibrant, ever expanding network of university
community members who provide a network of support for Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual and Gender Nonconforming
(LGBTQIAGNC) identified students. For more information or to get involved
please visit the web site at newschool.edu/safezone.

HAVING A CRISIS?
Help is available 24/7
Students in crisis are encouraged to call or walk in and ask for help during
office hours.
After hours call 212.229.1671, option 1 to speak to the After Hours Nurse
Advice Service
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.8255
Anti-Violence Information and Support for Survivors
Student Health Services offers counseling and many other resources to help
students recognize violence – including intimate partner violence, microaggression,
sexual harassment, stalking, sexual assault, and other forms of
violence – and find support. For more information or to get involved visit the
web site at newschool.edu/yesmeansyes.

PRIVACY INFORMATION
Your health care is a private matter that is protected by law and by the
ethical standards of SHS. Consultations, medical, and psychiatric records
are strictly confidential. Only with your written permission are they released
to you or the health care provider of your choice. There are rare exceptions
to this rule – see our privacy practices agreement when visiting our office.

 

LOCATION AND HOURS

Student Health Services
80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor (by 14th Street)
New York, NY 10011
Fax: 212.614.7484
Phone: 212.229.1671
Medical Services Hours: Monday–Thursday, 9 am-5pm,
Friday, 10am-5 pm
Counseling Services Hours: Monday and Thursday, 9am-9pm, Tuesday and
Wednesday
9am-7pm, Friday 10am-5pm

AFTER HOURS NURSE ADVICE LINE
The New School offers an after-hours Nurse Advice Line whenever SHS is
closed. Experienced nurses will provide you with: medical guidance, health
information, decision-making assistance and referrals. Call 212.229.1671,
option 1 or 2, after hours.